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SPARK: Spirit in Sound and Space—A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt

Hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio's Studio 360

Speakers:
Robert Zatorre, neuroscientist, Montreal Neurological Institute

Steven Holl, architect

Peter Bouteneff, musician and Professor of Theology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

New York's celebration of Arvo Pärt offers an opportunity to explore the spiritual content of his music, and to discover how the spaces in which music is performed can amplify its emotional power. In this program, neuroscientist Robert Zatorre explains how music can engage the reward system deep in our brains—the same system that responds to food and sex. Architect Steven Holl describes making spaces for music, and shows how music influences his work. Theologian Peter Bouteneff talks about the thread of spirituality that weaves throughout Pärt's masterpieces.

The Spark series explores vital ideas and issues through the lens of the Met's collections. Each cabaret-style program gathers artists, thought leaders, and performers from theater, film, politics, literature, science, and pop culture to engage in wide-ranging, fresh conversations and performances.

Recorded June 11, 2014

Credits

This event is a collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 55 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 52 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 614 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1316 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 63 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 76 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 39 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 48 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 43 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 115 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 128 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 16 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 55 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 28 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1265 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1317 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 656 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 678 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 345 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 374 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 237 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 662 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 699 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 308 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 425 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 236 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 407 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 632 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 465 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 534 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 386 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4546 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2079 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 118 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 333 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1035 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 166 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 160 views